XBOX One

MediaHub
SKU: CM02110

$USD 29.99

EXPAND YOUR HARD DRIVE STORAGE & MEDIA ACCESS OF YOUR CONSOLE !

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Product Description

EXPAND YOUR HARD DRIVE STORAGE & MEDIA
ACCESS OF YOUR CONSOLE !

When attached to your Xbox One Console, the Collective Minds USB Hub and Hard Drive Enclosure lets you expand your gaming frontiers. Charge your controllers with ease with the conveniently located three front USB 3.0 ports. For the highest controller performance use the Collective Minds Tournament Play Cable. Running out of space on your hard drive is now a thing of the past.  Using the high speed SATA hard drive interface you can add nearly any size 2.5″ internal hard drive as you need.  Use a SSD drive, a Hybrid or standard drive – you decide your storage with the USB Hub and Hard Drive Enclosure flexible design.  Better yet the drive is hidden in a bay inside the hub so no ugly wires off your console.  You can now expand your game library with ease as the Plug and Play  technology of the USB Hub and Hard Drive Enclosure works with your Xbox One console and automatically sets up ANY* internal drive you add to the hub, not just your game saves but full game installs as well!  The Collective Minds USB Hub and Hard Drive Enclosure TM was crafted with the gamers most demanding needs in mind and is designed to match your Xbox One console perfectly – as if it was part of the console itself.

  • Internal Hard Drive Bay
  • Improved Accessibility
  • 3 USB 3.0 Ports
  • Custom Fit

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Installing a Hard Drive in the Media Hub

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Attaching the Media Hub to the Xbox One

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Hard Drive as Media Drive

Video: Installing a Hard Drive in the Media Hub
Video: Attaching the Media Hub to the Xbox One
Video: Hard Drive as Media Drive
My hard drive is not detected by the Xbox One console?

A1:  With the Xbox One console on, remove the Media Hub w/drive and then reattach it to the console.  Wait to see if the drive is now detected (within 10 seconds your drive name should come up or the format procedure if it is a new drive).  If nothing happens, remove and reattach it again.  This may take up to 3 attempts.  Once detected, there is no need to detach the Media Hub again.  All operations will function normally and there should be no need to do this again.

A2:  If Step A1 does not work, go through the process presented at Xbox.com support at the following link:  https://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/system/console-doesnt-detect-external-storage

Alternative Suggestion:
Several users have suggested that clearing the MAC address and clearing the Blu-ray storage on the Xbox console is a quick and successful approach to detecting a new hard drive that has been installed in the media hub.

  1. To Clear the MAC address:  Settings -> Network -> Advanced Settings -> Alternate Mac address -> Clear -> Restart
  2. To Clear the Blu-ray storage:  Settings -> Disc & Blu-Ray -> Persistent Storage -> Clear Persistent Storage
My drive is detected as a Media Drive. I can’t install games on it.

Go to Settings > Manage Storage. Your hard drive in the Media Hub should be listed next to your internal hard drive, showing a music note icon. If you hit the “Menu/3Line” button it appears that you only have the ‘help’ and ‘switch profile’ options. However, after pressing the “Menu/3Line” button again, PRESS the “A” button. The option to “Format for Games & Apps” will appear. Now “Format” the hard drive as per the following prompts and enjoy your Media Hub.

There is a power port on the Media Hub – does it require an AC adapter?

The power port on the Media Hub was put there to future proof the product. Currently there is no requirement for additional power to install a hard drive in the Media Hub.

Does any Hard Drive work in the Media Hub?

Any 2.5” SATA Hard Drive 12mm or less and with a capacity greater than 256 GB. The Hard Drive can be SSD, Hybrid or standard.

Will a fast Hard Drive make my Xbox One console perform faster?

Based on our tests across numerous drives from WD, Seagate and HGST, the performance gains are minimal using higher RPM drives. We recommend using a WD Blue 5400 RPM drive as the best price/performance right now.

Will WD Green Drives work inside the Media Hub?

The Media Hub was designed with 12mm or less drives in mind, but the WD Green drive does in fact work. Of course a WD 12mm or less drive is recommended to fit correctly.

My FORMAT was interrupted by another Xbox Console process (PC) (ie. Controller Update) and the hard drive in the Media Hub is no longer detected.

If you have access to a Windows PC, follow the below process to reset the hard drive.

Windows Initialization and Volume Creation for Media Hub Drive Reset

1. When in Windows plug the Media Hub with drive into an open USB port.

2. Once at the desktop open the Start Menu, in the search line, type Disk Management and press Enter.

3. You should get a window popup like this:

4. If so choose MBR and click OK and go to Step #6.

5. If you didn’t get the popup then right click and select initialize the newly added drive under where it says the Disk # shown below. Click Initialize Disk.

6. Now right click the unallocated space and click create a New Simple Volume shown below:

7. Follow the on screen wizard by clicking Next.

8. Specify your volume size, default is fine, and now click Next.

9. Assign a drive letter to the drive and click Next. Default is fine.

10. Format the partition and name the volume, default settings are fine.

11. Now click Finish and you are done the drive reset portion.

12. Attach the Media Hub to your Xbox One console while on and follow the on screen prompts through the format procedure.

My FORMAT was interrupted by another Xbox Console process (MAC) (ie. Controller Update) and the hard drive in the Media Hub is no longer detected.

If you have access to a MAC, follow the below process to reset the hard drive.

Mac Initialization and Volume Creation for Media Hub Drive Reset

1. First you need to find and open the application Disk Utility. You can find Disk Utility in / Applications/Utilities.

2. Ensure that the hard drive is installed in the Media Hub and attach the supplied cable to the USB port on the hub with the extension end.

3. Plug the standard USB end of the cable into an available USB port on your Mac.

4. You will receive the message that the disk is not readable. This is normal. If you do not see this message skip to F.

5. You will have the option to initialize the disk. Click on “Initialize…”

6. Once initialized Disk Utility will now show Initio INIC-3609 as a selection. In this case the disk volume is shown as 500.11 GB Initio INIC-3609.

7. Select the Initio volume and then click on Erase at the top next to First Aid.

8. Under “Format:” choose MS-DOS (FAT).

9. Now choose “Erase…” and select “Erase” again when asked if you are sure.

10. If asked to use the volume as a Time Machine Backup choose “Don’t Use”.

11. In Disk Utility the volume will now be seen as UNTITLED.

12. Right Click on the Initio volume and choose “Eject Disk”

13. It is now safe to detach the USB cable. Your Media Hub with drive is now ready to be attached to your Xbox One console.

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